PANGeA Early Career Fellows

The PANGeA Early Career Fellowship Programme was launch in 2017 with the aim of fostering excellence in African humanities and social sciences by providing a range of training and skill development courses for academic staff within the PANGeA network.

2017

Dr Isaiah Afu

Dr Isaiah Afu

PANGeA Partner: University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon)

Academic Profile: Dr Isaiah Afu is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology at the University of Yaoundé I. He received his PhD in Anthropology of Development in 2014. His research interests include development, migration and media.

Recent publications:
2017. Boko Haram Insurgency in Cameroon: Role of Mass Media in Conflict Management a volume edited by Nhamo A. Mhiripiri and Tendai Chari in Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age IGI Global United States of America ISBN: 978-1-5225-2095-5.
2016. Televangelism, Self-Styling and Medical Care among the Moghamo People of the North West Region of Cameroon; the international journal of humanities & social studies IJSS- Vol. 4 issue 4 April 2016 pp 99-108 (ISSN 2321-9203).
2016. Weddings without couples: Moghamo migrants in the United States and their families Marital Strategies and practices in Cameroon in the volume edited by Mamadou Diawara and Ute Roschenthaler in Competing Norms: State Regulations and Local Practice published by Campus Bockenheim, Senckenberganlage 31 D-60325 Frankfurt am Main (Germany).

Dr John Barugahare

Dr John Barugahare

PANGeA Partner: Makerere University (Uganda)

Academic Profile: Dr John Barugahare is an Assistant Lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal and Performing Arts, Department of Philosophy at Makerere University. In 2016 he received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Bergen, Norway. His research focuses on Applied Moral Philosophy (Bioethics).

Recent publications:
2016. Understanding the futility of countries’ obligations for health rights: realising justice for the global poor. BMC International Health and Human Rights.
2016. Can Resource-poor Countries bear any obligations for Global distributive justice? A reflection on the distribution of Global Health Opportunities. Diss. University of Bergen, Norway.
2015. Obligations of low income countries in ensuring equity in global health financing. BMC Medical Ethics (2015) 16:59. DOI 10.1186/s12910-015-0055-3
2014. Obligations of poor countries to ensure global justice: The Case of Uganda. Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics (2014), 8 (2). s. 82 – 96.
2013. Social Justice, Health and Poverty in Uganda. In Collste Goran (ed.). Social Justice: Perspectives from Uganda. Center for Applied Ethics Linkopings Universitet.
2011. The Ethics of Scarce Health Resource Allocation: Towards Equity in the Uganda Health Care System (Diss.): BORA, University of Bergen.

Dr Florence Bayiga

Dr Florence Bayiga

PANGeA Partner: Makerere University (Uganda)

Academic Profile: Dr Florence Bayiga is currently a Lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University. She received her PhD in General Linguistics from Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2015. Her research currently focuses on Sociolinguistics.

Recent publications: n/a

Dr Judith Jefwa

Dr Judith Jefwa

PANGeA Partner: University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Academic Profile: Dr Judith Jefwa is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Literature, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Nairobi. In 2014 Dr Jefwa received her PhD in Literature from the University of Nairobi. Her research interests include literature and culture.

Recent publications:
2007. Realism and Fantasy in Children’s Literature: A Case of Barbara Kimenyi and Marjorie Oludhe. In The Nairobi Journal of Literature: Children’s Literature. Issue no. 4.
2008. Use of Dramatic Dramatic Structure and Technique as a Means of Negative Female Gender Stereotyping.” In The Nairobi Journal of Literature: World Issues. Issue no. 5.
2009. Identifying and Managing Cross Cultural Differences in the Classroom. In the Journal of Language and Technology and Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Cross Disciplinary Journal of USIU.
2015. Is the Kenyan Child Still Weeping? A Quest for Education within the Backdrop of Colonial and Postcolonial International Perspectives of Race (and Racism): Historical and Contemporary Considerations in Education and Society. In International Perspectives of Race (and Racism): Historical and Contemporary Considerations in Education and Society, Nova Science Publishers.

Dr Elisha Makori

Dr Elisha Makori

PANGeA Partner: University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Academic Profile: Dr Elisha Makori is a full-time Lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts at the University of Nairobi. His research interests include Information and Knowledge Management and Information Communication Technology. Dr Makori holds a PhD in Library and Information Studies from MOI University, Kenya.

Recent publications:
2016. Exploration of Cloud Computing Practices in University Libraries in Kenya. Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 33 Issue 9.
2016. Koha Enterprise Resource Planning System and Its Potential Impact on Information Management Organizations. Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 33 Issue 4 pp. 17-23. Co-author: Norah Mauti Osebe.
2016. Digital Technology Acceptance in Transformation of University Libraries and Higher Education Institutions in Kenya. Library Philosophy and Practice (E-journal), Paper 1379. Co-author: Norah Mauti Osebe.
2015. Micro Factors Influencing Use of Electronic Information Resources Among Postgraduate Students in Institutions of Higher Learning in Kenya. Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 32 Issue 1 pp. 18–21.
2013. Use of Information Communication Technologies in Education and Training of Undergraduate Library and Information Science Students in Two Selected Kenyan Universities. Library Review, Vol. 62 Issue 8-9, pp. 585-601. Co-authors: Odini, Cephas & Ojiambo, Joseph.

Dr Theresa Mbatia

Dr Theresa Mbatia

PANGeA Partner: University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Academic Profile: Dr Theresa Mbatia holds a position as a Tutorial Fellow in the Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi. She received her PhD in Human Geography (Urban Political Ecology) from the Bordeaux Montaigne University. Her research focuses on Urban Political Ecology.


Recent publications:
2016. Social Political Analysis of Urban Green Spaces in Nairobi: Perspectives on the (Re)Production And (Re)Construction Of Spatial Injustice In Use And Access Of Public Nature Reserves (Urban Protected Areas). Unpublished PhD Thesis. Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France.
2015. La protección administrativa del Parque Nacional de Nairobi. Viabilidad, futuro y estrategias para mantener una Zona Urbana Protegida. Nova Africa Journal. Publication del Centre d’estudis Africans Interculturals.http://www.novaafrica.net/
2011. Green Spaces in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam: An Analysis of Uhuru Park and Mnazi Mmoja. Hekima. Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Volume V, Number 1, 2011.
2006. Creating Child Friendly Urban Spaces:Incorporation of Children's Requirements in the Design & Planning of Low Income Residential Neighbourhoods’. Master’s Research Project, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Nairobi, July 2006.

Dr James Orao Onyando

Dr James Orao Onyando

PANGeA Partner: University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Academic Profile: Dr James Orao Onyando is a full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, Department of Linguistics and Languages, University of Nairobi. He holds a PhD in Intercultural German Studies from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität – Münster, Germany. His current work focuses on African Literature.

Recent publications:
2017. Forthcoming. Identity and Nationalism in MG Vassanji’s ‚The In-Between World of Vikram Lall’. Awaaz Magazine.
2014. Selbstverortungen – Migration und Identität in der zeitgenössischen deutsch- und englischsprachigen Migrationsliteratur. Hamburg: Peter Lang Verlag.
2014. Metaphern der Migration: die Figurationen des Reisens in der zeitgenössischen deutschsprachigen Migrationsliteratur. In, Shaban Mayanja & Eva Hamann (Eds.) Schwerpunkte der DaF-Studiengänge und Germanistik im östlichen Afrika. Band 91: Materialien Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Göttingen: Universitätsdrücke Göttingen (17-32).
2011. Migrationsliteratur und die Großstadtliteratur: Neue Zugänge zu einem alten Thema. In, Acta Germanica. German Studies in Africa (39/2011), 82-96.
2009. The Kenyan Indigenous Language and the Mass Media: Challenges and Opportunities. In, Christine Anthonissen & Carlotta von Maltzan (Eds.). Multilingualism and Language Policies in Africa. SPIL PLUS (38/2009), 77-86.

Dr Celestino Oriikiriza

Dr Celestino Oriikiriza

PANGeA Partner: Makerere University (Uganda)

Academic Profile: Dr Celestino Oriikiriza holds a position as full-time Lecturer in the College of Humanities at Makerere University. He received his PhD in Linguistic from Makerere University in 2012. His current work focuses on Grammatical Typology.

Recent publications:
2014. Elicitation and Arrangement of Conceptual Meanings in the Lexicography of Less Documented Languages. In Lexikos. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5788/24-1-1261
2007. Kashobooroziy’Orunyankore-Rukiga (Runyankore-Rukiga Dictionary). Kampala: Fountain Publishers

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